“And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.” ~1 John 5:14-15
To all of my readers who are believers, this post is a call to prayer. We have more than enough evidence to show us that our world is in crisis. Senseless acts of violence, resurgences of racial tension, political agendas of every sort that seek to undermine American liberties…and that’s just within our boarders.
God has called each and every one of his children to lives of prayer. Sometimes, however, when we live in a world of relative peace, we forget to pray. My friends, we can’t forget to pray. People are dying. Physically and spiritually. People are dying.
What I want to do is stir up those who have hearts to see the will of God done in America (for my American readers) and in the earth. We can’t afford to be lax about our prayer lives anymore. In the modern western church of Jesus Christ, it seems like prayer is a lost art, but we have to rediscover it, my friends. We have to seek God on behalf of your families, our friends, our nation, and ask for his will to prevail.
Here’s the practical part of my post: I want to start a campaign. It’s all well and good to have a desire to see people pray, or even to pray myself, but nothing happens until we do something, so I want to start a campaign to help jump-start a prayer movement. That may sound ambitious or lofty, but if even one person gets on board with this, change can happen because “the prayers of a righteous person is powerful and effective” (James 5:16).
The campaign is #PrayerSprint, and it is inspired in part by the bookish community. I’ve been watching a lot of book-vloggers lately, and I there’s something I learned from the bookish community. They are rather good at getting people to do things together. I’ve watched countless videos about read-a-thons that inspire hundreds, if not thousands of people to read more than they thought they could. In those read-a-thons, some of these vloggers host “reading sprints” on twitter and other social media, and all it is is simply a tweet that says something like “Hey guys, lets read as much as we can in 20 minutes! Go!” How simple is that?
The idea of a prayer sprint is the same. Follow me on twitter or just watch for tweets tagged with #PrayerSprint. From the moment you see the tweet, stop what your doing (figuratively or literally) and pray. That’s it. Also, as you feel led, start your own prayer sprint! I don’t own this idea, I just want to see God’s people with hearts of prayer.
So whose on board? Comment below if you have any other suggestions or ideas. Let’s seek God, my friends! Let’s pray for His kingdom to come and for His will to be done here on earth as it is in Heaven.
Regina, the Pensive Ponderer.